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Serenity: Ocean Awesome View! Family Friendly and Walk to Town!

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cedar Key condo description

Are you looking for a little Serenity in your next Gulf Coast, Florida vacation? This is the original Cedar Key Serenity! Our views of the Gulf are panoramic, our style is low-key, and we want you to kick back, get comfortable and most of all, have a great time and come see us again!

~~If we are not available for your dates, check our other condo Tranquility in Cedar Key: VRBO #27021

Come stay with us and view our website at Cedar Key Vacation [.] com! Please visit our website (link below) or email or phone us at 706-485-7586 for availability. We reply to all inquiries very quickly. (Please note, we do not use the 'Book It Now' features or the 'Hospitality App'. We believe that your and our private information should stay just that - private.)
Please Google Serenity and Tranquility in Cedar Key for our websites.

Serenity is a third floor* vacation rental condominium with one king bedroom, plus loft bedroom. The master (king) bedroom is next to a full bath. The loft bedroom has its own shower bath and a convertible sofa and child bed chair. Our vaulted ceiling offers incredible two-story views of Cedar Key's back channel and Waccasassa Bay. If you are a bird-watcher, you will be mesmerized by the variety of birds that feed and hang out just below your private balcony. Throw open the French doors in nice weather and feel the sea air and breezes gently relax your mind and body. Enjoy the sunrise palette across the sky with your morning coffee and the spectacular colors of the sunsets each evening.

(*Please note we have no elevator!)

Our Cedar Key condominium vacation rental is fully furnished and equipped for your convenience. Our goal is to bring you back again and again. Besides our fully-equipped kitchen and quality linens, our amenities include private high speed DSL to keep in touch (if you want to!) and can stream movies and music to suit your every mood.

We offer private WiFi and hard-wired DSL. Please bring your own computer! Free streaming movies via NetFlix and Roku provide plenty of entertainment and music options. Free long distance calling in the US and Canada is included.

We purchased and refurbished Serenity in the summer 2005 - kitchenware was replaced. Living and dining areas were revamped in 2007 with fabulous ceramic tile - feels great on your bare feet after a hot summer day! 2012 updates include new linens, a new Covertible Sofa and a convertible chair bed in the loft bedroom/media room along with a new flatscreen TV for those times you just want to veg out in a comfortable spot. New King Mattress in 2013. New dining set, new linens and a fabulous new showerhead installed in December 2014.

Well-behaved dogs on flea and tick treatment may be accepted with owner permission. We prefer that you crate your dog when not in the condominium. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.

Cedar Key is perfect for couples or family vacations. Park your car and walk to restaurants, galleries, boat rentals, shops, and the town marina. Most dining and shopping options on Dock Street are three blocks from Serenity. Golf cart rentals are also available if you would like to range a bit further. Cedar Key is part of Florida's Nature Coast--the feathered wildlife is abundant, the spring break party crowd is NOT. If you are looking for sugar-sand beaches, wild nightclubs, or singles bars don't come to Cedar Key--you won't find nightlife or long beaches here.

Our location insures no car noise from busy streets, no bar noise, just the sounds of birds, boats, and happy people fishing or playing in the pool. We're close enough to walk to Dock Street, but far enough away that you'll appreciate the serenity of the setting.

If you are looking to enjoy old Florida without 'the mouse'(sm), the plastic, or the crowds, come to Cedar Key and relax on the balcony and watch the birds and boats go by. You will not want to leave. Rent your vacation home ***from the owner***, we can answer questions about specifics in Serenity and we happily provide recommendations and suggestions on how to make your trip to Cedar Key - your best vacation yet!

Cedar Key is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - a refuge famous for its extensive colonies of nesting birds. Depending on the season you visit, you will see Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, Dowitchers, Willets, Skimmers, Oystercatchers, Frigate Birds, Wood Storks, and many LBBs (little brown shorebirds, from plovers to sandpipers). Always resident are: Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Tricolors, Great Egrets, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and many others.

We hope you choose to stay with us in Serenity - our vacation rental condo in Cedar Key Florida. Talk directly to the owners - we love to help our guests plan their Cedar Key vacation by offering our unique perspective on visiting Cedar Key. And we are available to answer questions that only the owners know the answers to! (Yes, we update our calendar every night!)

Keywords: Cedar Key Vacation Rental, Condominium, Holiday Villa, Cedar Key Lodging, Cedar Key Rental, Vacation Rental Apartment, Gulf Home, Fabulous View, Private Balcony, Birdwatching, Private Fishing dock, Kid friendly lodging

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 975 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 25....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Loft bedroom is perfect for kids with twin beds and great view. Gives mom and dad a bit of space too! Please note that we are on the third floor with no elevator....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed on outdoor balcony only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs may be allowed - please inquire from owner. No cats please, owner is allergic. There is a walking area and baggies are provided for cleanup after your pet. Leashes are required on the property....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Master: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Loft Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Convertible chair and convertible sofa bed...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Plush King mattress 2013!, Child Beds (1) This is a convertible chair that measures 32' wide x 76 inches long. It's great for kids, might not be comfortable for an adult., Convertible sofa which opens into a small, but comfortable double (full) bed. Measures approx. 50' wide by 80' long when open. A great size for two kids or small adults or one large adult....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            off hall, adjacent to master...moreless

          • Loft Bath: toilet, shower

            Loft bath to support loft bedroom...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Cordless Phone, Ceiling Fans, Computer, DSL, WiFi, Cooking Utensils, Electric veggie chopper, toaster, crock-pot, Full Linens provided, George Foreman grill, Wallmount Hairdryers, Jacuzzi (shared), Charcoal Grill (shared), No Smoking inside, Private Fishing Dock/Boat Parking, Fish-Cleaning Station, Small Private Sunning/Wading Beach...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Games and puzzles in cabinet - basics for a rainy day....moreless

              • Music Library:

                On demand music via Internet in Living Room small eclectic Traditional library...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Free Streaming multimedia (movies, TV shows, Pandora music) via Internet in the great room/living room. Bedroom TVs have cable only. Cable available for all TVs...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (3) Flat screen in loft and living room, small tabletop TV in master. Cable and streaming movies/TV shows via Roku....moreless

              • Video Library:

                On demand movies and multi-media on Living Room TV DVD Library for adults and kids...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Overlooking Waccassassa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Awesome view. Small sandy beach is adjacent to our private fishing dock, just below your balcony. It's perfect for launching your kayak or sunning...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Overlooking Waccassassa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Awesome view. Small sandy beach is adjacent to our private fishing dock, just below your balcony. It's perfect for launching your kayak or sunning...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Plus two stools at counter top bar...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air - you really do want central air in Florida - not just wall units......moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Free hi speed DSL for you (and it is password protected so you get good speed.)...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                private full-sized...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                PC with wireless DSL, Bring your own if it's critical to have a PC - both wired and wireless access!...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                below building - always in the shade and comfy temp - no looking for spaces on a busy downtown street!...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance to US and Canada via VoIP...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central heat - yes, we have central heat - always ask in FL for a winter vacation....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                At least two sets per bed...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Seating for five, TV, stereo, streaming movies, fabulous view - what else do you need? ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Covered parking under the building keeps your car cooler on hot summer days....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking under the building - you will love this in summer when you are always parked in the shade....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Freshwater boat wash too!...moreless

              • Telephone:

                (2) Portable phones with free long distance...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Plenty of upscale fluffy towels - at least 6 sets....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                private full sized...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                You can bring your own computer and connect via wireless....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Lots of gadgets, garlic press, even a pizza cutter......moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Excellent collection of pots, pans, utensils. Yes, you can cook a full dinner here without hauling your own pots on vacation! Clam steamer, pasta pot, slow cooker... even mallets to crack your crab......moreless

              • Microwave:

                over the stove microwave...moreless

              • Oven

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                terrific view of Waccasassa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, small beach next to fishing dock, birds, wildlife...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill at ground level - shared...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Heated pool just steps from your front door...moreless

              • Heated Pool
              • Shared Hot Tub:

                Outdoor Jacuzzi - Seats 4 with space, 6 if you're cozy...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $170
              $920
              Winter-High Season
              Jan 17 - Apr 30, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $170
              $1,020
              Memorial Day
              May 21 - May 25, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $170
              $920
              July 4th
              Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $170
              $920
              Labor Day
              Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $170
              $920
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $150 $160
              Fri, Sat
              $920

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Please note we do NOT Pro-Rate stays longer than 7 nights. VRBO lies.

              Pet Fee for approved dog

              A crate is usually required. Flea/tick meds are required. $30 non-refundable fee per stay for an approved dog. (That is per stay, NOT per night.) Your credit card is held as surety against any damage caused by your dog and will be charged for excessive cleaning or repairs/replacement of damaged items.

              We accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover to hold your reservation.

              Feb-April usually requires a min 4 nights rental.

              Holidays/Festivals: Reserve within 2 weeks of date - 3 night minimum @ $170/night

              Holidays/Festivals: Greater than 3 weeks of date - 4 night minimum @ $170/night

              Rates & Rules are subject to change. FL Tax not included.

              Please see our website for details.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/12/2014
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              Location

              • Tranquility - Vacation Rental Condo

                "Don't miss our other condo - Tranquility is a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with fabulous views!"

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              • Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

                "Great place for a walk through traditional Florida scrub. Good bird-watching. Best done in c..."

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              • Dock St

                "Shopping, dining, wandering, what more can you want? Don't forget the fudge!"

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              60 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Gainesville
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Big Deck Raw Bar
              30 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Chiefland Country Club
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy. 24
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Steamers
              0.02 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              in complex

              Car: Recommended

              Cedar Key Vacations offer lots of rest and relaxation in a quaint, old Florida setting. Activities include birdwatching, photography, inshore & offshore fishing, Cedar Key Nature Photography, Birding, Artistic Pursuits, shopping, kayaking, paddle-boarding, canoes and paddling sports. Cedar Keys is a National Wildlife Refuge and is close to the Lower Suwanee National Refuge too. We love the laid-back, flip-flop community which has more golf-carts than cars. Come see us, you'll love it. Escape to the Florida that time forgot!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: We are '50/60 somethings' new media professionals living in middle Georgia. We love the community of Cedar Key, Florida. Vacationing in comfort with Internet access is a requirement. Don't leave home without it! :-)

              Why the Owner Chose Cedar Key:
              We started visiting Cedar Key in 1997. An obscure reference to Cedar Key online doing a web search piqued our curiosity and we headed down for a long weekend and fell in love with Cedar Key (and each other!). Cindy used to spend her off season escapes on the Cape or on the Maine coast. After moving to GA, she couldn't find anything that had the old New England funky seaside town feel - where it didn't matter if you dressed for dinner, where there weren't any silly requirements for what shade of blue you could paint on a sign, and where birdwatching was just something you did as a matter of course. Cedar Key met all those requirements and more. No chain stores, lots of 'gone fishing' signs in windows of businesses, restaurants with really good food. We looked for a place to love, found our spot and waited five years for our first condo to be built. We had the pick of the sites. We 'did good' ;- on choosing which unit so we'd have an excellent view. Now almost two decades later, Cedar Key is still our favorite place to escape. We still spend most of our Cedar Key time hanging out on our balcony in Tranquility or Serenity or the fishing dock watching the world go by. And we love renting the condos out to folks and sharing our passion - Cedar Key, Florida.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              Renting directly from the owner provides vacationers with the opportunity to ask direct questions like - do you have a hairdryer? Does your toaster do bagels? (Yes!) Do you have a private WiFi account? Can I make calls back to Canada? (Yes! Free long distance in US and Canada!) And of course, we love to help our guests plan their trips to Cedar Key from the quick weekend escape to a long stay for snowbirds. Let us help you enjoy Cedar Key! We regularly talk with guests to offer as much (or little information) to help them enjoy their vacation. Our roster of 'regulars' makes us feel pretty good that we're successful at being good hosts of Cedar Key Vacation Rentals.


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              Photos

              • Good morning! Living room view from our Cedar Key FL VRBO

                Good morning! Living room view from our Cedar Key FL VRBO

              • View of living area and balcony in Cedar Key Serenity from loft bedroom.

                View of living area and balcony in Cedar Key Serenity from loft bedroom.

              • View of Serenity from Balcony French Doors - space to relax in Cedar Key, FL.

                View of Serenity from Balcony French Doors - space to relax in Cedar Key, FL.

              • Serenity's master bedroom has a king bed with plush mattress and luxury linens.

                Serenity's master bedroom has a king bed with plush mattress and luxury linens.

              • View from Serenity's Bedroom - the pool is that close. No diving from balcony.

                View from Serenity's Bedroom - the pool is that close. No diving from balcony.

              • Shared swimming pool! - Cedar Key FL VR - jacuzzi too! Boat cleaning available

                Shared swimming pool! - Cedar Key FL VR - jacuzzi too! Boat cleaning available

              • City Park and Beach is less than a block walk from Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

                City Park and Beach is less than a block walk from Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

              • View of Cedar Key from the Gulf of Mexico - boat rentals are available! Ask us!

                View of Cedar Key from the Gulf of Mexico - boat rentals are available! Ask us!

              • Sunset over Cedar Key Dock St. Walk to dining and bars from Serenity - 3 blocks!

                Sunset over Cedar Key Dock St. Walk to dining and bars from Serenity - 3 blocks!

              • Magnificent Frigate Birds seen on Seahorse Key at Cedar Keys NWR FL. Amazing!

                Magnificent Frigate Birds seen on Seahorse Key at Cedar Keys NWR FL. Amazing!

              • View of the NW sky at sunset from Cedar Key FL Serenity's balcony May '12

                View of the NW sky at sunset from Cedar Key FL Serenity's balcony May '12

              • Good morning! Serenity in Cedar Key Florida catches the dawn light!

                Good morning! Serenity in Cedar Key Florida catches the dawn light!

              • View from Serenity's Kitchen - Cedar Key FL VRBO

                View from Serenity's Kitchen - Cedar Key FL VRBO

              • Cedar Key Serenity's dining area seats 4 at the table, 2 at the bar.

                Cedar Key Serenity's dining area seats 4 at the table, 2 at the bar.

              • View 2 of Serenity's master bedroom in Cedar Key FL vacation rental.

                View 2 of Serenity's master bedroom in Cedar Key FL vacation rental.

              • Serenity's loft bedroom - view of skylight in hallway.

                Serenity's loft bedroom - view of skylight in hallway.

              • Serenity's Loft:Convertible sofa (double bed) and Convertible Chair (twin)

                Serenity's Loft:Convertible sofa (double bed) and Convertible Chair (twin)

              • Welcome! Sunset colors from Serenity's balcony 5/12 - Cedar Key Vacation Rental

                Welcome! Sunset colors from Serenity's balcony 5/12 - Cedar Key Vacation Rental

              • Ibis, egrets, herons in the mangroves behind Serenity in Cedar Key, Florida

                Ibis, egrets, herons in the mangroves behind Serenity in Cedar Key, Florida

              • View of the city of Cedar Key FL from town beach. Walk to town from Serenity.

                View of the city of Cedar Key FL from town beach. Walk to town from Serenity.

              • Boys fishing from private dock at Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

                Boys fishing from private dock at Serenity in Cedar Key, FL

              • Fishing Charter Captain from Saltwater Assassin cleans fish outside of Serenity

                Fishing Charter Captain from Saltwater Assassin cleans fish outside of Serenity

              • View from Serenity's balcony 12-03-14 - Cedar Key Vacation Condo Rental.

                View from Serenity's balcony 12-03-14 - Cedar Key Vacation Condo Rental.

              VRBO #77937

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

              $150 - $170 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 12/12/14
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              Member since: 2003
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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